• Short Summary

    "THUNDER DRAGON", A KOREAN SEARCH AND DESTROY OPERATION IN QUANG-NGAI PROVINCE, HAS BEEN CALLED OFF.?

  • Description

    "THUNDER DRAGON", A KOREAN SEARCH AND DESTROY OPERATION IN QUANG-NGAI PROVINCE, HAS BEEN CALLED OFF. UNTIL IT WAS TERMINATED THIS WEEK THE OPERATION HAD BEEN CARRIED ON BY A MULTI-BATTALION FORCE FROM THE SECOND BRIGADE, REPUBLIC OF KOREA MARINE CORPS.

    THUNDER DRAGON WAS INITIATED ON MAY 18. ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL ROK REPORTS, THE MARINES KILLED 147 VIET CONG, CAPTURED SIX AND SEIZED SEVEN INDIVIDUAL WEAPONS AND TWO MORTARS. CASUALTIES TO THE KOREANS WERE SAID TO BE LIGHT.

    THE FIGHTING WAS CARRIED ON IN THE TACTICAL AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY, IN QUANG-NGAI PROVINCE.

    IT WAS SUPPORTED BY 34 DIRECT AIR SORTIES AND 62 NAVAL GUNFIRE MISSIONS.

    NO OFFICIAL REASON WAS GIVEN FOR THE TERMINATION OF THE OPERATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE3G2M54CIZ8CH7QS087OD60BU
    Media URN:
    VLVAE3G2M54CIZ8CH7QS087OD60BU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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